Dr. Prem Patel


About Dr. Prem Patel

Dr. Patel graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. He then completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2023. Driven by a deep interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, he is looking forward to expanding his procedural repertoire and enhance the knowledge he acquired during his veterinary education. 

Dr. Patel loves people and their pets and thoroughly enjoys connecting with people and making new friends daily. Being able to serve people by helping their pets and hearing about someone else’s day always makes him happy. 

While in vet school Dr. Patel was an extern at Big Creek Animal Hospital. He knew from his first day with us that he wanted to work with our team after graduation. Dr. Patel states that everyone he has crossed paths with at BCAH, even some clients, has made his day in some way and has really enjoyed forming connections and bonds with everyone.  

Dr. Patel has one four-legged family member, a goofy five-year-old Golden Retriever named Zeke! Outside of work Dr. Patel enjoys golfing, hiking, playing basketball, working out, and hanging out with friends. He enjoys being active whenever he can!

Dr Patel’s genuine dedication to veterinary medicine, strong interpersonal skills, and zest for life make him an invaluable asset to any veterinary team. His commitment to ongoing learning, combined with his compassionate nature, ensures that both pets and their owners receive exceptional care and support.  

What Our Clients Are Saying

Dr. Prem, and the entire staff at Big Creek animal hospital, is amazing! They have taken excellent care of our sweet dog Fred at a very difficult time in his life. They really are a special group.

J. C.

I have been to Big Creek a few times recently for 3 different foster Boxers. I’ve worked with both Dr. Estes and Dr. Prem and had a great experience. They were so patient and took the time to address each of my concerns and make sure I was comfortable with the plan and all the info that was coming at me. Especially with fosters, these dogs come in with little to no history so these first vet visits are so important and making sure I’m comfortable and the dogs are not overwhelmed is super important to me, too. I definitely recommend them!

A. W.

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